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Types of Government

Types of Government

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anarchy
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lawlessness due to no government authority
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communism
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classless society achieved through a one-party government that controls the economy
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constitutional
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operating under an authoritative document that determines the government's structure
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democracy
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supreme power lies in the people, who vote to voice their opinions
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dictatorship
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a ruler or small group holds absolute power
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oligarchy
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a small group has power based on their wealth and status
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republic
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citizens elect representatives to vote on their behalf
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socialism
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the government controls the economy to ensure equal distribution of goods
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theocracy
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religious authority with a god-like figure as the absolute ruler
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totalitarian
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the government controls not only politics and the economy, but the values and beliefs of its people
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monarchy
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a king or queen holds supreme power and passes power to family members
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